Event #51: $400 Colossus
Event #51: $400 Colossus
Day 2 Completed

Jordan Pelon Dominates Day 2 of The Colossus as 68 Remain

dsalituro • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Jordan Pelon
Jordan Pelon

Day 2 of Event #51: $400 The Colossus No Limit Hold'em certainly lived up to its moniker. What started as a massive field of 1,695 players spread out across the Bally’s ballroom ended after 15 40-minute levels with 68 hopefuls still in the hunt for the prestigious World Series of Poker bracelet.

Leading the way is a Frenchman who was an unstoppable force throughout the day. Jordan Pelon has just one recorded WSOP cash for $4,483, but he put on a clinic today, knocking out opponent after opponent on his way to bagging up 30,350,000 chips.

Event #51: $400 The Colossus Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Jordan PelonFrance30,350,00076
2Francklin FloryFrance17,375,00043
3Ari OxmanUnited States17,200,00043
4Raymond DowningUnited States17,025,00042
5Frank JamrowUnited States15,975,00040
6Alon Butcher GuttmanUnited States14,800,00037
7Hartt StearnsUnited States14,125,00035
8Anthony RuttlerUnited States13,850,00035
9Gabriel AndradeEcuador13,525,00034
10Jeffrey LoiaconoUnited States13,175,00033

Pelon’s closest challengers include Ari Oxman (17,200,000), Frank Jamrow (15,975,000), and Gabriel Andrade (15,525,000), who entertained his table both with his play and his singing. Bracelet winner David Jackson survived the day on a short stack of 4,600,000.

Everyone who made it through to Day 3 still has a shot at the title and $414,490 first prize when play resumes at 11 a.m. local time on June 27 inside the Bally’s Event Center. But for countless others, their dream ended on Day 2 and ended quickly. Cries of “payout” resonated around the room from the start of play, with the clock having to be paused twice so tournament officials could catch up on all the payouts.

Along the way, Alejandro “Papa MC” Lococo (1,345th), Joseph Cheong (807th), PokerGo’s Donnie Peters (235th), Day 1 chip leader Kao “Flexx” Saechao (132nd), and Joseph “JoeytheMush” Straub (107th) would all find their way to the lenghty payout line.

It was truly a colossal field that took to the felt today on Day 2. For 68 players, that journey continues from 11:00 a.m. on June 27, and PokerNews will be on hand as they race to the final table and eventually crown The Colossus champion.

Tags: Ari OxmanDavid JacksonFrank JamrowGabriel AndradeJordan Pelon

Seat Draw for Day 3

YorkshirePud • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Bally's6101Bayani FangayenUnited States3,650,0009
Bally's6102Russell HarpUnited States9,000,00023
Bally's6103Bryan PosadalopezCuba5,450,00014
Bally's6104Daniel KellyUnited States1,900,0255
Bally's6105Dave StannUnited States11,500,00029
Bally's6106Scott AuldsUnited States6,950,00017
Bally's6107Jordan PelonUnited States30,350,00076
Bally's6108Xiang LinUnited States11,000,00028
Bally's6109Ari OxmanUnited States17,200,00043
Bally's6111Martin PineiroArgentina8,500,00021
Bally's6112Christopher WilliamsUnited States6,775,00017
Bally's6113Brian StonoffUnited States12,375,00031
Bally's6114David JacksonUnited States4,600,00012
Bally's6115Jeffrey LoiaconoUnited States13,175,00033
Bally's6116Paul HizerUnited Kingdom5,575,00014
Bally's6117James ScottUnited States8,900,00022
Bally's6119Gregory BowmanUnited States7,800,00020
Bally's6121Luong QuachUnited States5,100,00013
Bally's6122Jeremy SmithUnited States5,025,00013
Bally's6123Rui BotelhoFrance8,050,00020
Bally's6124Vitor AbreuPortugal9,775,00024
Bally's6125Chak Lam TsangUnited States6,900,00017
Bally's6126Sean ShahUnited States3,900,00010
Bally's6127Frank JamrowUnited States15,975,00040
Bally's6128Brian WeaverUnited States4,950,00012
Bally's6129Evan AckerUnited States6,100,00015
Bally's6181Raed AbualfilatUnited States7,750,00019
Bally's6182Andy SuUnited States6,675,00017
Bally's6183Raymond DowningUnited States17,025,00043
Bally's6185Alon Butcher GuttmanUnited States14,800,00037
Bally's6186Francis FiguereoUnited States10,275,00026
Bally's6187Stella DavilaUnited States1,450,0004
Bally's6188Robert KushellUnited States7,300,00018
Bally's6189Sung KeemUnited States6,350,00016
Bally's6191Patrick ChoueiriUnited States4,875,00012
Bally's6192Jacob SuggsUnited States7,725,00019
Bally's6193Justin BugnosenUnited States7,550,00019
Bally's6194Gabriel AndradeEcuador13,525,00034
Bally's6195Jeremy WingUnited States5,875,00015
Bally's6196Aaron FreiUnited States13,125,00033
Bally's6197David HillmanUnited States6,125,00015
Bally's6198William GianUnited States5,850,00015
Bally's6199Jason PuzackeUnited States6,500,00016
Bally's6201Andrew LokUnited States3,700,0009
Bally's6202Usman InayatullahUnited States1,800,0005
Bally's6203Clement MeunierFrance3,175,0008
Bally's6204Kyle JanisseCanada5,050,00013
Bally's6205Juliane SchumacherDenmark7,975,00020
Bally's6206Jamey MckayUnited States3,000,0508
Bally's6207Ryan McphersonUnited States9,550,00024
Bally's6208Lawrence ChineryUnited States6,375,00016
Bally's6209Stephen SandovalUnited States8,500,00021
Bally's6271Anthony RuttlerUnited States13,850,00035
Bally's6273Marc DesantisUnited States1,850,0005
Bally's6274Frank PasqualeUnited States9,500,00024
Bally's6275Thomas LavianoUnited States5,250,00013
Bally's6276Thomas SlaydayUnited States2,975,0007
Bally's6277Romain GalendoFrance4,375,00011
Bally's6278William PollardUnited States11,250,00028
Bally's6279Andrew OlesonUnited States1,325,0003
Bally's6281Christopher FlintUnited Kingdom2,250,0006
Bally's6282Samuel LaskowitzUnited States6,950,00017
Bally's6283Paul McMullinUnited States10,700,00027
Bally's6285Hartt StearnsUnited States14,125,00035
Bally's6286Francklin FloryFrance17,375,00043
Bally's6287Sean BigelowUnited States10,275,00026
Bally's6288Thomas RyanUnited States4,750,00012
Bally's6289Dominick FrenchCanada4,750,00012

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Jordan Pelon fr
Jordan Pelon
fr 30,350,000
Francklin Flory FR
Francklin Flory
FR 17,375,000 6,275,000
Ari Oxman us
Ari Oxman
us 17,200,000
Raymond Downing US
Raymond Downing
US 17,025,000 16,925,000
Frank Jamrow US
Frank Jamrow
US 15,975,000
Alon Butcher Guttman US
Alon Butcher Guttman
US 14,800,000 14,236,000
Hartt Stearns US
Hartt Stearns
US 14,125,000
Anthony Ruttler US
Anthony Ruttler
US 13,850,000 13,585,000
Gabriel Andrade ec
Gabriel Andrade
ec 13,525,000 -2,000,000
Jeffrey Loiacono us
Jeffrey Loiacono
us 13,175,000 12,721,000
Aaron Frei us
Aaron Frei
us 13,125,000
Brian Stonoff US
Brian Stonoff
US 12,375,000
Dave Stann us
Dave Stann
us 11,500,000
William Pollard US
William Pollard
US 11,250,000 10,648,000
Xiang Lin us
Xiang Lin
us 11,000,000 1,000,000
Paul McMullin us
Paul McMullin
us 10,700,000 9,775,000
Francis Figuereo us
Francis Figuereo
us 10,275,000 10,036,000
Sean Bigelow US
Sean Bigelow
US 10,275,000 9,697,000
Vitor Abreu pt
Vitor Abreu
pt 9,775,000 2,175,000
Ryan Mcpherson US
Ryan Mcpherson
US 9,550,000 1,050,000
Frank Pasquale us
Frank Pasquale
us 9,500,000 9,110,000
Russell Harp US
Russell Harp
US 9,000,000
James Scott us
James Scott
us 8,900,000
Martin Pineiro ar
Martin Pineiro
ar 8,500,000
Stephen Sandoval US
Stephen Sandoval
US 8,500,000 8,334,000

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Bowman Survives Late All In

dsalituro • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Greg Bowman was all in for 4,200,000 in the small blind and up against an opponent in middle position.

Greg Bowman: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Opponent: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{a-Clubs}{j-Spades}{k-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Bowman doubled up.

"I've been waiting all day for that," Bowman said.

He would give some of his new chips back the next hand. Gabriel Andrade raised to 800,000 in the cutoff.

"I'm going to call that obvious bluff," Bowman said as he called on the button. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Bowman called another 500,000 bet.

Both players checked down the {9-Hearts} turn and {a-Clubs} river, and Andrade took the pot with {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}.

Gabriel Andrade ec
Gabriel Andrade
ec 15,525,000 13,825,000
Gregory Bowman US
Gregory Bowman
US 9,000,000 8,612,000

Ryan Takes Out Two With Ace-High

dsalituro • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Two short stacks were all in, one in the small blind and the other in the hijack, and up against Thomas Ryan in early position who had both well covered.

Small Blind: {7-Spades}{5-Spades}
Hijack: {j-Spades}{10-Spades}
Thomas Ryan: {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}

With the two all-in players both looking for spades, they instead got all red cards as the board came {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. All three players made two pair, but Ryan won the pot with his ace to send both opponents to the payout desk.

Thomas Ryan us
Thomas Ryan
us 10,000,000 9,366,000

Tags: Thomas Ryan

Harp Hits Miracle Jack

dsalituro • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Russ Harp was all in from early position for 4,950,000 and up against a player in the small blind.

Russ Harp: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

A dominated Harp was already standing up and putting on his backpack as the flop came {5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. The {5-Diamonds} turn opened possibilities of a chop, but Harp would win the pot outright when the {j-Clubs} fell on the river.

"Miracle jack," Harp said, sitting back down. "Now I might make it to tomorrow. If I get up in the morning."

Russell Harp US
Russell Harp
US 10,000,000 9,312,000

Tags: Russ Harp


Pineiro Doesn't Believe Pelon

dsalituro • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

In a three-way pot on a {2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop, Martin Pineiro bet 600,000, a player in middle position folded, and Jordan Pelon called in the hijack.

The turn came the {a-Hearts} and Pineiro checked over to Pelon, who bet 1,375,000.

Pineiro, with Alejandro Lococo leaning over the rail in support of his countryman, called after some thought before also checking the {3-Diamonds} river.

Pelon checked behind and Pineiro showed {k-Spades}{q-Hearts} for a pair of eights, king-kicker. Pelon turned over {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for eights and fours to take the pot.

Jordan Pelon fr
Jordan Pelon
fr 22,000,000 3,500,000
Martin Pineiro ar
Martin Pineiro
ar 7,500,000 6,351,000

Tags: Jordan PelonMartin Pineiro

Oxman Chipping Up After Gutsy Snap-Call

MattHansen • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Ari Oxman raised to 625,000 from early position and the small blind called. The big blind got out of the way and the flop was {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

Oxman's opponent check-called a 1,200,000 bet on the flop and the turn was {4-Hearts}.

His opponent check-called again when Oxman bet 3,200,000 and the river was {k-Spades}.

The small blind switched gears and fired 4,000,000 on the river, to which Oxman snap-called. His opponent tabled {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for the missed straight, while Oxman turned over {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} to take the pot with a set of nines.

Ari Oxman us
Ari Oxman
us 22,000,000 17,100,000

Tags: Ari Oxman